(TNS) Red Wave: A co-founder of Real Clear Politics told Fox Business‘ Stuart Varney on Wednesday that his polling group isn’t seeing the alleged “blue wave” that Democrats have been predicting for the past year leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.
Rather, Tom Bevan said, RCP is actually seeing shifts toward Republicans, suggesting that not only will the GOP keep the House and Senate but the party may even expand its numbers in both chambers.
“Look if you were talking about a blue wave you would expect it to be cresting. Right? If a wave was coming you’d expect it to be building and building. Here we are 13 days out from the midterms and that’s not what I’m seeing,” said Bevan
“We’re seeing the president’s job approval rating going up. We’re seeing the generic ballot number holding, Democrats in the advantage but not building” as it should be, he continued.
“And certainly, in some of these swing districts, we’re seeing a hand-to-hand combat, a race-by-race battle in these House districts around the country. And obviously, in the Senate, it seems to be moving in the Republican’s direction… Democrats may take the House but this is certainly not shaping up to be a big blue wave,” he added.
There is additional information that Democratic hopes to recapture the House in two weeks are slipping away.
Rasmussen Reports notes:
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-four percent (44%) would opt for the Republican. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
So much for the 12-15 point “generic” ballot lead Democrats held at the beginning of this year.
There is also this. Americans have been rejecting Democrats in droves since the 2010 election, Obama’s first midterm. Since then, Democrats have lost something like 1,200 elected seats nationwide; what has changed to make us vote to put them back in power?
Donald Trump’s election? POTUS Trump’s popularity is growing, as Bevan noted.
It could well be the vaunted ‘blue wave’ was nothing more than a fabrication of the Left-wing media and was never real. We’ll soon see.
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